Manage episode 353912800 series 3358405
This is part 2 of Bonnie's birth story. Bonnie didn't feel well for a few days and thought she was just experiencing heartburn. She started to think something was not normal and couldn't sleep due to the pain in her chest. She went to the hospital and found out she had HELLP (Hemolysis, Elevated Liver enzymes and Low Platelets) Syndrome, which is a life-threatening pregnancy complication usually considered to be a variant of preeclampsia. Bonnie found out that the "heartburn" she was feeling was her liver failing. The only treatment for HELLP syndrome is the delivery of the baby. Bonnie was put under general anesthesia in order for the doctor to perform a cesarean section at 27 + 4.
Bonnie goes into the details of her postpartum journey in this episode. If you have any follow up questions for Bonnie, please let us know via Instagram and we will do a follow up interview with her. She recently gave birth to her second baby at just 29 weeks.
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Intro Song by Carpathians (Donny Rodgers): https://carpathians.bandcamp.com/track/lavaman
To learn more about HELLP Syndrome check out https://www.preeclampsia.org/hellp-syndrome